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Marlins hold off Reds’ comeback bid with 8-5 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Starlin Castro drove in three runs for the second straight game, Cameron Maybin added two hits and two RBIs and the Miami Marlins won their fourth straight series, holding on for an 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
J.T. Realmuto reached base four times and scored twice for the Marlins, who won the last two games of the series after losing Friday’s opener.
Joey Votto had a two-run homer among his four hits and four RBIs, but couldn’t keep the Reds from slipping to 8-26 for the third time in franchise history and first since 1934. Votto’s third-inning opposite-field homer to left snapped Cincinnati’s 18-inning scoreless streak.
Each team committed two errors with both of Miami’s coming in the ninth.
A 73-minute rain delay after the fourth inning cost Dan Straily a shot at his first win of the season. In his second start since coming off the disabled list, the former Reds right-hander allowed two runs, three hits and four walks with two strikeouts in four innings.
Nick Wittgren (1-0) took over and struck out four while giving up one hit in two innings. Tayron Guerrero allowed a run in the seventh and Kyle Barraclough pitched a scoreless eighth, but the Reds scored two against Junichi Tazawa before Brad Ziegler came on to earn his fourth save.
Castro delivered a two-run single as the Marlins sent nine batters to the plate against left-hander Brandon Finnegan, who threw 39 pitches in the four-run first inning. Finnegan walked three and second baseman Scooter Gennett committed a throwing error in the inning.
Finnegan (0-3) lasted 3 1/3 innings in his fifth start since coming off the disabled list. He gave up five runs, four hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
TRAINER’S ROOM
Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani was scheduled to throw on the side at extended spring training in Arizona on Sunday, two days after throwing 29 pitches over two innings.
DeSclafani strained his left oblique in spring training.
UP NEXT
Marlins: LHP Jarlin Garcia (1-0) makes his first career start against the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series at Chicago.
Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (0-4) makes his 200th career start in the opener of a three-game series against the Mets in Cincinnati.

Reds’ boxscore
SUNDAY’S GAME
Marlins 8, Reds 5
Miami Cincinnati
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Ralmuto c 4 2 2 0 Peraza ss 5 1 1 0
Prado 3b 6 1 0 0 Winker lf 4 1 0 1
S.Cstro 2b 4 2 2 3 Votto 1b 5 1 4 4
Bri.And rf 3 2 0 0 Gennett 2b 4 0 1 0
Bour 1b 4 1 1 0 Suarez 3b 5 0 0 0
Tazawa p 0 0 0 0 Schebler rf 4 0 0 0
Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 Barnhart c 4 0 2 0
Maybin lf-cf 4 0 2 2 Fnnegan p 1 0 0 0
Brinson cf 3 0 0 1 Floro p 0 0 0 0
Wttgren p 0 0 0 0 D.Hrnnd p 0 0 0 0
Detrich ph 1 0 0 0 Duvall ph 1 0 0 0
Gerrero p 0 0 0 0 Shcklfrd p 0 0 0 0
Brrclgh p 0 0 0 0 Garrett p 0 0 0 0
Rojas ph-1b 1 0 1 1 Brice p 0 0 0 0
Y.Rvera ss 3 0 1 0 Mesoraco ph 1 0 0 0
Straily p 2 0 1 0 W.Peralta p 0 0 0 0
Shuck lf 3 0 0 1 Hamilton cf 2 2 1 0
Totals 38 8 10 8 Totals 36 5 9 5

Miami 410 000 102 = 8
Cincinnati 002 000 102 = 5

E—Gennett (5), Suarez (2), Y.Rivera 2 (2). LOB—Miami 12, Cincinnati 10. 2B—Realmuto (2), Maybin (7), Peraza (8), Votto (5), Gennett (8), Hamilton (3). HR—Votto (5). SF—S.Castro (4). S—Floro (1).
IP H R ER BB SO
Miami
Straily 4 3 2 2 4 2
Wittgren W,1-0 2 1 0 0 0 4
Guerrero 1 2 1 1 0 1
Barraclough H,2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tazawa 1-3 2 2 2 1 0
Ziegler S,4-4 2-3 0 0 0 0 1
Cincinnati
Finnegan L,0-3 3 1-3 4 5 5 3 2
Floro 2-3 1 0 0 0 1
Hernandez 2 0 0 0 1 4
Shackelford 1-3 2 1 1 1 1
Garrett 2-3 0 0 0 1 2
Brice 1 0 0 0 0 2
Peralta 1 3 2 2 1 1
HBP—by Hernandez (Maybin).
Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson; First, Brian Knight; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Pat Hoberg.
T—3:36. A—19,800 (42,319).